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Rosalyn Cary Charles

Divorce and separation Attorney at Montclair, NJ

3.7   3 reviews

also known as Rosalyn Charles

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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rosalyn

Learn Rosalyn’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    My firm represents individuals in all aspects of Family Law: Divorce, Separation Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements, Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence matters.

    26 years, 500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    DUI/DWI can jeopardize your ability to drive, work and travel abroad. Handled in municipal court, it is one of the most serious traffic offense. As a former municipal court judge I have a unique perspective on resolving such matters.

    22 years, 200 cases

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Buying or Selling a home is both a happy and stressful occasion. Call my firm to navigate your residential real estate purchases and sales. Let RC Charles ESQuire rmake it more happy than stressful.

    26 years, 500 cases

OUR FIRM REALIZES YOUR FAMILY OR CRIMINAL MATTER MAY IMPACT OTHER AREAS OF THE LAW. WE CAN HELP!

It seems like I’ve been practicing law forever. Since my admission to the bar some 25 years ago, I must say, it’s been quite the journey.

The law can be a wonderful thing. In its ideal, the law attempts to guide society through some of its greatest ups and downs. Over the span of my legal career, I have practiced family, real estate, criminal defense & prosecution, and wills and estate. And now my work primarily focuses on family matters.

Like you, I consider family to be “the inner sanctum.” When real trouble arises within that sanctum – the area of your life in which you seek the most security – it’s time to seek help from others. Sometimes that help comes from your faith or your friends; at other times, you require assistance from a professional.

In the face of difficult legal challenges – such as divorce, separation, child support and educational expenses, spousal support, asset division or retention, child custody and parenting time, or domestic violence – I seek not only to understand the dynamic of your circumstances, but also to draw upon my many years of life and professional experience as a Newark family lawyer to resolve the matter in manner that serves you well.

I’ve walked many paths since graduating from Spelman College and Seton Hall University School of Law. From my clerkship with a criminal and family court judge to a 10-year stint as an Assistant Prosecutor trying over 75 jury trials to 4 years solving problems as a municipal court judge, I’ve always tried to keep in mind the human stories that motivate the experience.

I have learned so much from the many families and individuals who have permitted me to assist them through the ups and downs of their lives.

Awards

Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Shihan Durand Howard | July 4, 2010
A Lawyer that put her clients first
I was in need and had nowhere to turn. Mrs Charles handled my divorce with my special needs in mind. She not only worked on my behalf, but she showed a real interest in my well being while I was going through my time. She will tell you which way is up.. and which way is down...She fought for me my even when I did not see what she was doing..or understand it..The simple words "trust Me" goes a long way when it comes to Mrs Charles. I thank her for her help in allowing me to start a new..
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Posted by Gary | July 6, 2010
A top notch perfomer
My wife and I hired Ros on to conduct the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home. She handled the matter competently and swiftly tending to all our needs from contract development, mortgage issues and inspections. I refer all of my family and friends to her firm.
Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WORST LAWYER EVER. DONT HIRE HER.
This attorney does not know what she is doing, she don’t know the law at all, she said she is working on my case charge me and she wasn’t even working on my case, she did not work at all and charge me a lot of money for doing nothing, then tells me she had to do research and still give horrible advise. She is doing research on a type of case she claim she always does and she knows nothing even with her research she still don’t know the law. I am not a lawyer and I knew more about the law than she did. PEOPLE DO NOT HIRE THIS LAWYER. SHE SHOULD GET (0) ZERO STAR SHE DO NOT DESERVE ONE (1) STAR.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • RCCharlesESQuire formerly RC Charles & Associates, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cary Charles & Winston, LLC
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Judge
  • Irvington Municipal Court
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Assistant Prosecutor/Director
  • Essex County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1988 - 1998
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Irvin B. Booker, JSC
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 1987 - 1988
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Spelman College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Reeves
  • Dismissed
  • NRL v L
  • Funds returned to USA
  • State v. Marcus Hill (Feb. 2011)
  • Not Guilty: All Charges
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Associations

  • Urban League of Essex County
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • BUF Health and Human Services
  • Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Essex County Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Essex County Municipal Court Judges
  • Treasurer
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Garden State Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (11)
Endorse Rosalyn
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rosalyn is the utmost professional. In an emotionally-charged area of law, she was always a professional, courteous, and practical adversary."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rosalyn Charles is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients as well as her level of experience. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rosalyn Cary Charles is an exceptional attorney. She is highly skilled and very experienced in criminal defense matters. She has truly professional demeanor in the courtroom and achieves excellent results on her cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very professional. Finds hard for her clients and is very well versed with the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Charles works hard on behalf of her clients. she is a patient professional who knows her way around the Essex County Superior Court House and who has established relationships that help her fight for her clients. I recommend her."
General practice Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Charles is a serious, dedicated attorney. Client education is obviously a part of her practice - making sure that clients are informed about their options. I highly and enthusiastically endorse her services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the pleasure knowing and working with Ms. Charles for several years. She is a true professional in the pursuit of justice and fighting for her clients. She is well respected by her peers and her adversaries."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the privilege of knowing Rosalyn for many years, and have seen her proficiency in the defense of her clients on many occasions, including a Racketeering Wiretap Trial she and I have been involved in last summer. Her clients are well served by her diligence and thoughtful analysis of the legal issues in their case. I strongly recommend a potential client sit down with Mr. Charles at the earliest opportunity to take advantage of her insight. They would be well served by her representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work.I have had the privilege of working with Roz (and being supervised by her); and, of knowing her for many years. Roz is an exceptionally competent lawyer who brings a calm demeanor and her keen intellect to any matter she handles. Her clients are well-served by her representation, and the legal community is richer because of her. She never hesitates to offer her opinion when asked, and often provides you with an answer that provides a new avenue to protect the rights of yoiur client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Ms. Cary Charles on numerous occasions over the years, and have always found her to be professional and an effective advocate on behalf of her client. I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms Charles is very knowledgeable about family and criminal matters. She is a strong advocate for her client because she understands the law so well. On the cases that we have had together she proved to be a worthy adversary."
General practice Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have appeared before Rosalyn as a litigant and tried a case with her as an adversary, she is an excellent attorney and a very good judge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work because I worked with Ms. Charles when she was the Director of Narcotics for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. She is an excellent criminal defense attorney and has a stellar reputation with the judges she has appeared before."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2012
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Rosalyn earned significant contribution points in 2012.

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Montclair Divorce and separation Lawyer Rosalyn Cary Charles
Rosalyn Cary Charles
Divorce and separation Attorney
Montclair, NJ
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available